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Candler Library 124
This upper-division, discussion-based seminar explores the lives and writings of first and second generation immigrants, with a particular focus on Latino and Asian immigrants. Using historical studies and autobiographical writings, we will explore themes of displacement, discrimination, gender & family, generational conflict, ethnic/racial identity, acculturation & Americanization. During the last part of the course the course, students will write a research paper on a subject of their choice related to the themes of the class. Students will work closely with me and other students on the various steps of the research and writing process.
(WS Clusters 1 and 2 - Global Perspectives and Race, Ethnicity, Economics)
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1882-1943.
- Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture & Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-45.
- Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.
- Frances. Migrant daughter: Coming of Age as a Mexican American Woman.
- Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America.
- Borderlands¿La Frontera: The New Mestiza.
- The Accidental Asian:Notes of a Native Speaker.
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|Weekly written responses to readings; 5 page critical essay; 10 page research paper|
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